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Chiral plasmonic nanostructures

Twisted by DNA

The optical properties of self-assembled plasmonic nanoparticles can be reversibly tuned by using DNA strands.

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Figure 1: Sketch of the DNA-driven mechanism for tuning the configuration of assemblies of metal nanorods in solution.


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Di Falco, A. Twisted by DNA. Nature Mater 13, 846–848 (2014).

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